Good Evening Farrand Families, Hello Friendly Farrand Foxes
Thank you for your patience Thursday evening during our transportation crisis. ALL of our bus students were picked up before 5:00.
Safety is our number one concern. Thank you for partnering with us to keep our
Farrand students safe. More safety information will follow in the District News below..
Our Diabetic Awareness Day hosted by the Student Council will be rescheduled in January.
The last day of school before Winter Break is this Friday, December 17, 2021. Classes will resume Monday, January 3, 2021.
Now for District News:
We have received some questions regarding the security measures we currently have in place in P-CCS. While not providing specific details of our security plans, we offer the following assurances:
In 2017, P-CCS partnered with a security consultant service to conduct a comprehensive security audit of all of our school facilities. One of the outcomes of that audit was a significant investment in equipment and training that have been a major component of the recent bond work in P-CCS. These upgrades include the investment in additional security cameras, secured vestibules, radios, and a command center that allows our team to get real-time information in an emergency situation.
As required by the State of Michigan, all schools have updated Emergency Operations Plans which include lockdown procedures and best practices around safety drills. Each P-CCS building conducts lockdown and evacuation drills to encompass a variety of situations to ensure that staff and students know what to do in various emergency situations. Three lockdown drills are required for each school annually.
ALICE (Alert Lockdown Inform Counter Evacuate) training has been provided to staff in the past, and ongoing training has been planned for those that have not yet been trained.
The district recently hired a new Safety and Security Manager who is a certified ALICE instructor and an expert in the field of Active Assailant and threat assessment. He was immediately tasked with reviewing and revising the district’s emergency operations plans and facilitating ongoing ALICE training for all district staff.
Finally, we regularly meet with our law enforcement partners to discuss safety concerns and best practices.
P-CCS will once again be hosting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic. This clinic will offer vaccinations for the newly eligible 5-11 year old population, as well as vaccinations for older individuals. Here are the details
Wednesday 12/15/21 from 3 to 7 p.m. - Dose 1
Wednesday 1/5/22 from 3 to 7 p.m. - Dose 2
Canton High School Little Theater (near the front entrance and across from the main office)
Advance registration will be required. Please click on this link to register: https://docs.google.com/
Boosters are available for adults who have completed their primary series, 6 months or later. Pfizer vaccines are available for ages 5 and up. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are available for ages 18 and up. Please bring your completed forms and vaccine cards to the clinic for updates.
*P-CCS is recommending all students get vaccinated, but it is not mandatory. Each family should decide if getting vaccinated is right for them and their students.
Plymouth-Canton Community Schools produces a weekly podcast with all the important district information for students, staff and families. You can view the click last LPT in 3 podcast for this school year on the district’s official YouTube channel at: https://www.pccsk12.com/